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Happy Friday, North Bend! Welcome to the newest edition of your Weekly Recap. Remember to click linked headlines for articles and posts.
Expect runners in town on Saturday: The Mount Teneriffe Vert Run starts Saturday morning at 8 a.m. Runners will be out and about at Torguson Park, the Snoqualmie Valley Trail, and SE 120th and Mt. Si Rd. For more information about this event, visit the coordinator’s website HERE.
The season’s final Yard Waste Recycling event on Saturday: The City of North Bend’s final 2022 Yard Waste Recycling program is set for Saturday, October 15. The annual recycling program is open to North Bend residents and property owners on select Saturdays through October, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the North Bend Public Works building, located at 1155 E. North Bend Way. NOTE: Please enter through City Hall, located at 920 SE Cedar Falls Way.
Air Quality Alert issued Thursday by the U.S. National Weather Service (NWS): Effective until Monday, at 11 a.m.: A Smoke Air Quality Advisory has been issued. Wildfires burning in the region combined with forecasted conditions are expected to cause air quality to reach unhealthy levels at times through Monda, October 17. Follow updates via NWS website HERE.
A community favorite: Trick-or-Treat Street returns to Downtown North Bend: North Bend’s popular Trick-or-Treat Street returns for spirited family fun on Saturday, October 29, 2022, from 3 to 5 p.m. The concept is simple: dress up in your most spirited garb, wander along downtown sidewalks, spot the signs for participating businesses, and collect treats on your outdoor stroll.
October 18th City Council meeting is canceled: The North Bend City Council meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, October 18, is canceled. View the public notice HERE. The next City Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 1.
Congratulations to new Snoqualmie-North Bend Police Officers Lemmon and Hendricks: Officers Lemmon and Hendricks graduated from Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission (WSCJTC) Basic Law Enforcement Academy Class 843! On October 6, North Bend City Councilmembers Miller and Koellen, Captain Lynch and many others had the opportunity to applaud these officers, who, as of this week, are beginning their first phase of Field Training. Once complete, they will be assigned to a patrol team, where they will work patrol in North Bend and Snoqualmie.
Two ribbon cutting ceremonies in North Bend this week: Congratulations to new North Bend businesses, Quill and Ink Tattoo and Vintage Baristas Drive-Thru, who hosted ribbon cutting ceremonies on October 6 and October 12! Check out Quill and Ink Tattoo’s ribbon cutting ceremony HERE, and Vintage Baristas Drive-Thru ribbon cutting ceremony HERE.
Work on SE Middle Fork Road began last week: King County began a paving improvement project on SE Middle Fork Rd. on October 3, just in time for crisp, autumn hiking. Work is anticipated to be complete by October 28. Please always drive carefully, especially around crews at work.
Extended traffic alert - State Route 18 closure began last week as infrastructure projects commence: Starting Monday, October 3, crews will clear trees weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. along the shoulder of westbound SR 18 from just west of the interchange to Deep Creek. The trees are being felled in preparation for widening SR 18 between Interstate 90 and Deep Creek as part of the I-90 and SR 18 interchange improvements project. After they're removed, WSDOT will work with area tribes to place the trees in nearby creeks to improve fish habitat. For a map and more information, visit WSDOT’s I-90 and SR 18 interchange improvements project webpage.
Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank needs weekly volunteers: The Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank (SVFB) is one of many local nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping valley residents, and they are in search of weekly volunteers! Food distribution and food distribution prep, as well as grocery rescue drivers would be immensely helpful to SVFB right now. To volunteer on your own, helpers must be at least 16 years of age. Learn more by visiting the SVFB website HERE.
Last day - Your input is needed: King County Councilmember Sarah Perry and the District 3 team invites you to share your priorities on areas like the environment, public safety, housing, behavioral health, economic development, and more via their community engagement survey HERE. The survey will close by Saturday, October 15.
Keep up with the City on social media: One of the easiest ways to keep up with City happenings and breaking news is to follow us on social media. We are active on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Stop by and become a City of North Bend follower today. You can also find the City on NextDoor HERE.
Picture of the Week: This week, a beautiful photo was shared on Facebook, describing it as “John Deere autumn sunrise with Mount Si in the background,” captured at Meadowbrook Farm. Photo credit: Don Detrick